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Fairfield, Conn., pitcher Ethan Righter delivers in the first inning of an elimination baseball game against Jackson, N.J., in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Connecticut won 12-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2017 - 5:42 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As teams got ready for the Little League World Series, managers marveled at the power of the young hitters. Then the tournament began and the pitchers showed what they can do. Connecticut's Ethan Righter shut down a New Jersey team on opening day that averaged 10.8...
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Fairfield, Conn., pitcher Ethan Righter delivers in the first inning of an elimination baseball game against Jackson, N.J., in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Connecticut won 12-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2017 - 5:42 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As teams got ready for the Little League World Series, managers marveled at the power of the young hitters. Then the tournament began and the pitchers showed what they can do. Connecticut's Ethan Righter shut down a New Jersey team on opening day that averaged 10.8...
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File-This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston. Following the biggest slight of his NBA career, Thomas will have to prove his worth again. All eyes will be watching how he rebounds after Tuesday’s blockbuster trade. The Celtics sent the two-time All-Star packing from a franchise and city that he’d embraced with every ounce of his 5-foot-9 frame. He’s now bound for Cleveland in exchange for what the Celtics believe is a bigger star, and better point guard, in Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming out of Washington, and when he arrived in Boston he looked only to be a role player for the storied franchise. Thomas has...
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File-This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston. Following the biggest slight of his NBA career, Thomas will have to prove his worth again. All eyes will be watching how he rebounds after Tuesday’s blockbuster trade. The Celtics sent the two-time All-Star packing from a franchise and city that he’d embraced with every ounce of his 5-foot-9 frame. He’s now bound for Cleveland in exchange for what the Celtics believe is a bigger star, and better point guard, in Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming out of Washington, and when he arrived in Boston he looked only to be a role player for the storied franchise. Thomas has...
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Hendrik Stenson, of Sweden, hits to the ninth hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Stenson won the tournament. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 23, 2017 - 5:05 pm
Ten days ago, Rory McIlroy wasn't sure if he was going to play the rest of the year. A week off made him feel good enough that a nagging rib injury can be managed well enough for him to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs. And with just over a month before he shuts it down for the year, McIlroy wants...
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Hendrik Stenson, of Sweden, hits to the ninth hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Stenson won the tournament. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 23, 2017 - 5:05 pm
Ten days ago, Rory McIlroy wasn't sure if he was going to play the rest of the year. A week off made him feel good enough that a nagging rib injury can be managed well enough for him to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs. And with just over a month before he shuts it down for the year, McIlroy wants...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer celebrates after a 1-yard touchdown in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 23, 2017 - 5:04 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns' quarterback turnstile. He doesn't want it to spin again anytime soon. The rocket-armed rookie QB from Notre Dame was named Cleveland's starter for Saturday night's third exhibition game in Tampa Bay, and barring an unforeseen flop or...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer celebrates after a 1-yard touchdown in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 23, 2017 - 5:04 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns' quarterback turnstile. He doesn't want it to spin again anytime soon. The rocket-armed rookie QB from Notre Dame was named Cleveland's starter for Saturday night's third exhibition game in Tampa Bay, and barring an unforeseen flop or...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 4, 2007, file photo, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne, center, arrives with Fred Ridley, left, and Craig Heatley at the media center to brief reporters on the Masters during practice for the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Ridley was been selected to replace Payne as chairman of Augusta National announced Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
August 23, 2017 - 4:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fred Ridley first came to Augusta National to compete in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion, and he played the opening round in the traditional pairing with the defending champion, Jack Nicklaus. He will have a new role in his next round at Augusta National — the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 4, 2007, file photo, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne, center, arrives with Fred Ridley, left, and Craig Heatley at the media center to brief reporters on the Masters during practice for the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Ridley was been selected to replace Payne as chairman of Augusta National announced Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
August 23, 2017 - 4:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fred Ridley first came to Augusta National to compete in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion, and he played the opening round in the traditional pairing with the defending champion, Jack Nicklaus. He will have a new role in his next round at Augusta National — the...
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